Sunglasses are more than just a fashion statement. Their primary purpose is to protect your eyes and the skin around them from the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays.
Benefits of Wearing Sunglasses
Extended exposure to the sun's UV rays is associated with major eye disorders such as cataracts, macular degeneration, and photokeratitis.
- Cataracts: Can be caused by excessive exposure to UV rays. Sunglasses protect your eyes against ultraviolet rays.
- Macular Degeneration: Sunglasses shield from the solar spectrum against blue-light and UV, which may increase the risk of macular degeneration
- Photokeratitis: This is a condition of the eye caused by UV exposure which is painful and causes blurred vision and sensitivity to light.
- Polarized Sunglasses reduce the sun's glare resulting in improved vision eliminating squinting and enhancing comfort.